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Gboard's glorious Emoji Kitchen combos now support Unicode 13.1 (APK Download)

Gboard's glorious Emoji Kitchen combos now support Unicode 13.1 (APK Download)

Emoji Kitchen is one of the funnest things to make its way into Gboard in years, and Google is constantly working on improving the emoji mix-and-match feature. In its latest iteration, we finally get support for the newest emoji that were introduced as part of Unicode 13.1.

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160 awesome, ridiculous, and downright creepy Gboard emoji combos you should try out

160 awesome, ridiculous, and downright creepy Gboard emoji combos you should try out

Of all the new devices, apps, services, and features we saw in 2020, one of my favorite and most used has been the ability to combine two emojis in Gboard to create a totally new mashup sticker that embodies both. And I'm not alone. My Android Police colleague Taylor loves them just as much, as do many of our readers. There are thousands of possibilities and the choices are quite overwhelming, but we've spent enough time trying out many of the combos and discovering the results, from cutesy to disturbing, and feel it's time we shared with you our favorites.

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Gboard is about to get a new look on Android

Gboard is about to get a new look on Android

Google has been working on a Gboard redesign for more than two months now, and it looks like the company is finally starting to roll it out to the first few beta testers currently using version 9.8.07 of the app. The new look trades the Roboto font for Product Sans and fits the latest revisions to Google's Material Theme much better.

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Gboard's clipboard suggestions spotted rolling out more widely

Gboard's clipboard suggestions spotted rolling out more widely

Those clipboard suggestions spotted in Gboard back in April have started rolling out more widely. Some of our readers have reported seeing the feature live in the latest Gboard beta, though it still isn't available for everyone just yet.

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Clipboard suggestions spotted in Gboard

Clipboard suggestions spotted in Gboard

Google is testing an even easier way of quickly pasting content from your clipboard in Gboard without a tedious long-press. Building on the pop-up suggestions in Android 10, the folks at 9to5Google have spotted a test for Gboard that makes pasting from your clipboard as easy as a single tap on the top bar.

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[Update: Formally available for all, plus emoji] Gboard 7.5.6 beta introduces two personalized 'Minis' sticker packs

[Update: Formally available for all, plus emoji] Gboard 7.5.6 beta introduces two personalized 'Minis' sticker packs

In his teardown of Gboard v 7.4, Cody saw signs of a new personalized "minis" sticker pack coming. The feature is now live in v7.5.6 beta, which started rolling out today. The new minis stickers are a re-implementation of the selfie stickers that launched on Allo last year — as a matter of fact, many of the options are the same — but instead of one pack, you get two: "Bold mini" and "Sweet mini."

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Gboard v7.1 beta adds auto-spacing after punctuation, about 20 new languages and dialects, and more [APK Teardown]

Gboard v7.1 beta adds auto-spacing after punctuation, about 20 new languages and dialects, and more [APK Teardown]

The Gboard team has a reputation for rolling out updates right around the witching hour, likely aiming to rob sleep from a diligent teardown guy. Last night brought a new beta version of the app, and this one sports a new feature that's bound to save a few keystrokes: Auto-spacing. As usual, there are also some new languages, and a teardown shows a few new changes on the horizon, albeit most of them are still seated firmly in the mystery column. Grab the latest APK from the download link below to try out the new Auto-spacing feature.

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Gboard v7.0 Beta adds email auto-completion, Chinese and Korean language support, universal media search, and more [APK Download]

Gboard v7.0 Beta adds email auto-completion, Chinese and Korean language support, universal media search, and more [APK Download]

Gboard almost never fails to add an assortment of new, and sometimes unusual features with each update. The latest version bump doesn't disappoint. In this release, Gboard can now auto-complete email addresses from your contact list, adds support for Chinese and Korean keyboards, and launches a new universal media search feature that brings together emoji, stickers, and GIFs. There are also some other smaller improvements that will make it easier to set up multiple keyboards within a language and perhaps get suggestions and autocorrections for languages you've never even set up.

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Gboard update adds support for 40 additional languages, sticker packs

Gboard update adds support for 40 additional languages, sticker packs

Gboard—the virtual keyboard app from Google—has received an update adding support for 40 additional languages, including Japanese. Although Google has long offered a separate input method for Japanese and other languages which do not have a writing system based on Latin script, support for additional languages has been added in gradually since Gboard launched on Android in December 2016. With this update, Gboard now covers over 120 languages.

This update also adds support for stickers by default. Previously, Gboard included stickers only if Allo was already installed, and you made or downloaded stickers for use with that app. Now, four default sticker packs are included in Gboard, even if Allo is not installed.

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Gboard 6.4 brings incognito mode to Marshmallow and Nougat, with other small changes [APK Download]

Gboard 6.4 brings incognito mode to Marshmallow and Nougat, with other small changes [APK Download]

A new version of Google's Gboard is rolling out today to the beta channel with one interesting feature in tow and plenty of small interface tweaks. The biggest change is an incognito mode that appears when typing in Chrome's incognito mode, but there is more to discuss so let's jump right in.

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